Saturday, May 16, 2009

Shopping to Finish

Hello Everyone,

Remember the quilt that I posted about here, well I am almost done piecing the units and the blocks together!! I am so excited because this is probably the most time consuming project that I have ever done and I love it.

In an effort to keep my adrenaline going to finish this top, my friend Pam and I went to my favorite quilt shop, Quilting by The Yard, to seek out some backing fabric. Usually, I don't piece my backings. I think it is because I am just too lazy. But on this quilt I have decided to do so.

So here is a picture of one of my blocks laying on the batiks that I have chosen.


It calls for a little over 5 yards of fabric, so I chose 5 different batiks. They are all in the same color way and really go together well. I hope it will turn out like I am envisioning.

Her is a close up of the block. Ahhhh... paper piecing produces perfect points.... say that 3 times fast!!



Here is a better look at the fabric for the backing. I chose this really pretty fuschia for the binding. I think it will just make it POP! What do you think?


Okay, so the next picture is of Judy Niemeyer's signature on some fabric with the year 2006. That is when I took the class with her for this quilt. I had her sign a piece of my fabric so that I could incorporate it into my label for the quilt! Neat idea!


On another note, my daughter recently returned from a two week trip to China. She was able to do a lot of travel and also visited my brother and sister in law, who live in Beijing. So when she returned she had some textile goodies for me. The first picture is of some beautiful cottons. I just love the prints and the colors. My sister in law chose these for me and sent them with my daughter, thank you Kristina.


This second photo is of the silks that my daughter purchased for me. They are silk shantung and they are just the perfect colors for me. My daughter knows me well, I love all the fabrics. Now to find a project for them.


My last note, my May, 2009 newsletter is now available online here. My customer gallery has also been updated with some really cool quilts. And if you hadn't read my last post, I am now podcasting and you can hear me on my first podcast episode by clicking on the button on my sidebar or clicking here. I would love some feedback.

I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and until next time....


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34 comments:

Nedra said...

What a great idea to get Judy's signiture to put on the back of your quilt. And for your daughter to bring back beautiful fabrics from China...Wow.

Vickie E said...

I like your batik choices! And you have a great daughter to bring you fabric!!!

CabbageQuilts said...

Wow, what a beautiful quilt, love those points, and I love that fuschia for the binding, you are right, it will pop with that. Gorgeous fabrics from China xo

Heleen said...

Love the batic choises, what a great quilt!
Oh, I am envious... Those China fabrics are stunning!!!

Michelle said...

Really incredible Jackie!!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

Love the Judy quilt, your fabrics for the backing and the binding. It is going to be gorgeous.

amandajean said...

i can't imagine how many hours that quilt took! you must be so excited to be this close to finishing it up! good for you. :)

MichelleB said...

The quilt is looking fabulous! The backing works perfectly with it. I'm looking forward to listening to your podcast.

Amy - Park City Girl said...

Beautiful back! I love that star, a little off kilter but perfect! Happy quilting :)

Stephanie said...

I LOVE pieced backs and your colors are stunning. Love the signature fabric...such a great idea. Lovely fabrics you received from China. Looking forward to the beautiful things you'll make with them.

em's scrapbag said...

The batiks are beautiful. Your quilt is amazing! Love those points.
Fun fabric from China.

Rumi said...

Your block is out of this world wonderful! The bright colors are just to my liking too.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Now really who could forget that stunning quilt, I love what you choose for the back, I do not piece my backs to much either, I am in a hurry to get them done! I love the cottons you got and the silk, would be a wonderful scarf!

Anya said...

That quilt is exquisite...love it, love it! The batiks are to die for...actually, all of the fabrics in the post are lovely.

And I agree...paper piecing produces perfect points (painlessly)!

Exuberant Color said...

the binding and backing fabrics are perfect. I would never have thought to have the designer sign a piece of fabric for the label. What a neat idea.

imquilternity said...

Your quilt is quite stunning! Really, I don't know any better word to describe it. It's absolutely gorgeous! I love the batiks you chose for the back and yes, the fuchsia is the perfect choice for the binding! The only surprise left for us is how you will quilt it and I bet that will be spectacular too, knowing your work.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Gorgeous....the star is just amazing...

Mary Beth said...

I am gobsmacked by your work! Your color choices are masterful! I KNOW that took a long time - I commend you for putting in the many hours on this one. What a stunner!!!!!!

Carla said...

Love the fabrics your daughter brought back, especially the top right one. The silks are pretty too. Your quilt is coming along nicely!

Thimbleanna said...

Wow Jackie -- that paper piecing is just perfect. And your colors are beautiful!

Sweet P said...

What gorgeous fabrics! I love silk shantung. I hope you make a wonderful project with it.

Karen said...

Looking good! The backing fabrics are perfect and I love the fabric from China.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Podcast! Wowie. Jackie you are amazing. gotta watch it.

Eileen said...

SO pretty! Your quilt is turning out awesome. The batiks for the backing are perfect.
And I am in love with those fabrics from China! Do you have ideas for it?
I have not had a chance to watch your podcast yet.. been really busy catching up. Looking forward that that. :-)

Calamity Jane's Cottage, Bonnie said...

Jackie, the batik backing is a great choice for your quilt. I don't know who is going to look at the back though, the front is going to keep them memorized.
So sweet of your daughter.
Keep Stitchen'
Bonnie

Melanie said...

Your purple quilt is going to be utterly fantastic Jackie! I'm a huge fan of batiks too. Looking forward to seeing how the back works out.

The teapot quilt still makes me smile when I look at it in the kitchen waiting for the kettle to boil.

I've added you to my blogroll so I should be over more often now. :-)

Teresa said...

Gorgeous fabrics!

RED PEPPER QUILTS said...

Perfect points indeed! This quilt is going to be a stunner! You've done an amazing job here. The fabrics from China are much envied!

Rita

Dandelion Quilts said...

You are so precise. It looks terrific. It is going to be very cheerful!

amy said...

Things are truly getting exciting with your quilt, Jackie! Can't wait, can't wait to see it all together. Hurry up, please. :-) And what pretty fabrics your daughter selected. Lovely! I'll have to listen to your podcast today and see what's up.

Annemariesquilt said...

Wow you have made another gorgeous vibrant quilt and you have done some wonderful job and you can realy be pleased...
Looks a little bit difficult though. Your backing fabrics suits the topp just great and I love your binding fabrics too..
Take care I am off to join a quilt fair in Gothenburg and I am so excited!!

Sherri said...

Everything about this quilt is perfection...from the paper piecing to the fabric selection! You definitely should enter this quilt in a competition!!! It's just amazing!

Lisa @celebrate CREATIVITY said...

Awesome design. I haven't worked much with Batiks but I love how they look. Great project!

Bunny said...

Beautiful colours. I love paper piecing and Batiks. Nice design.

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